Week 4 Preview: Saquon gone, Melvin's back, and weird top-30 at wide receiver
The Giants dealt with a double-edged sword in Week 3. On the one hand, Daniel Jones took the reins of New York’s offense and delivered an awesome performance. Unfortunately, during the game, the Giants (and fantasy gamers) lost Saquon Barkley. Liz Loza and Matt Harmon talk about the reverberations of those events in this week’s fantasy football podcast (0:40).
With Saquon out for a few weeks, do we trust Wayne Gallman to carry the load? And can Daniel Jones continue to spread the ball around to his receivers in the weeks to come the way he did against Tampa Bay, without his star running back alongside him?
Elsewhere in the NFL, Melvin Gordon ended his holdout on Wednesday evening, and the screams of everyone who had been riding Austin Ekeler these past three weeks were heard the world over (4:40). But hey, it’s not all bad — Gordon won’t be active for Week 4; he probably will need a couple weeks before entering his full workload. So, to everyone rostering Ekeler: Enjoy the Miami Dolphins up next!
In their second trade in as many weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded a 2020 5th round pick for Seahawks TE Nick Vannett. Liz & Matt discuss what the trade could mean in both Seattle and Western Pennsylvania (11:10).
Liz and Matt are then joined by Dalton Del Don to discuss the strange wide receiver situation in fantasy, and how the current top 30 at the position is full of some unexpected names (SAMMY WATKINS IS NO. 3, FOR GOD’S SAKE). You’ll recall, Dalton wrote up a draft piece on the Zero-WR method. He discusses how his piece is reflected by this weird top-30 (21:55).
Speaking of wide receivers, T.Y. Hilton has been enjoying a great start to the season, but he’s now dealing with a quad injury. Our experts discuss recommendations for replacing him if he has to miss Week 4 vs. Oakland (30:35).
After discussing all that, our experts then preview some key Week 4 matchups (32:55) and close out the show with some daily fantasy bargains and fades (40:40).
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